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An Up-to-Date Understanding of the “Krukenberg Tumor” Mechanism

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DOI: 10.4236/arsci.2016.42005    2,396 Downloads   3,598 Views Citations


Krukenbergtumor is a metastatic ovarian tumor with its primary site being the gastrointestinal tract. The pathogenesis of Krukenberg tumor formation is still in its hypothetical stage though the current understanding suggests lymphatic, hematogenous and transcoelomic route as the 3 major route of metastasis. There is a lack of description in the literature related to the pathway of metastasis. Here, we intend to search the available literature and provide a thorough review, which may be helpful to the readers to understand the issue of mechanism of Krukenberg tumor metastasis more clearly.

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Shah, B. , Tang, W. and Karn, S. (2016) An Up-to-Date Understanding of the “Krukenberg Tumor” Mechanism. Advances in Reproductive Sciences, 4, 31-36. doi: 10.4236/arsci.2016.42005.

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